Inventory of household items

Esther Wanjiru

Mombasa, Kenya

1% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

Esther Wanjiru

Member since

June 2014

On-time repayments

380 installments  •  75%

About Me

My name is Esther Wanjiru and Kenyan citizen. I am a teacher of English and English literature. I am a second born in a family of five. I was born in Kiambu county Kenya where I went through my primary school education then secondary school. I later joined Kenyatta University where I took a course in Bachelor of Arts and later a post graduate diploma in Education. I later got employed as a teacher and posted to Mombasa County where I am still teaching.
I am a mother of two young children.

I started a business in 2010 to supplement my salary since I had difficulties in meeting my many expenses such as rent, school fees for my children, transport e and also helping out my ageing parents back home. I run a general shop where I sell common household items like flour, soap, sugar etc. I also sell cooking gas in cylinders. I also started a money transfer business (M-pesa) within the same establishment. I rely on two workers to run the business since I spend most of time in school where I work.
I am a go-getter, focused and very ambitious woman. I believe in integrity and hard work.

My Business

As stated above, I run a three in one business – the main one being the shop where there is a steady flow of shoppers who buy goods worth anything from $0.5 to $20 per shopper. I also sell gas cylinders in quantities of 3kg and 13kg at a retail price of $7 and $26 respectively. I also do a money transfer business (called M-Pesa locally) where I serve about 60 clients daily.
The three departments give me a net profit of about $650 per month – after paying the rent, other bills and salaries.
My business requires heavy investment for buying stock especially the gas section. I sometimes fail to cope with the demand of the gas cylinders since my stock gets depleted very fast especially during the end-month when most workers get paid. I have decided to join Zidisha to access credit which will enable me to build up my stock as this will bring satisfaction to my customers.

Project Proposal

I will use the money to increase stock of my ration store as shown below.
Corn flour $500
Cooking oil $200
LPG cylinders $500
Cosmetics $300
I will use the balance to buy an assortment of other small items.

This will allow me to serve more clients and will definitely increase my sales and profit.

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$1,851.99

Date disbursed

Sep 19, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $88.08

Pay It Forward contribution: $334.71

Backers

Rachel Gatere

Nakuru, Kenya

PaulE

Cockeysville, MD, United States

S

soren

Göteborg, Sweden

G

guenter

Bremen, Germany

JimVandegriff

Trinidad, California, United States

ElWal

Kirn, Germany

Cloudways

Malta, Malta

Samuel Karimi

Githurai 45 Ruiru Constituency, Kenya

Peter Ojok

Kanyibok, Kenya

Domista

Perth, Australia

mikeice

Kohler, United States

sderickson

Berkeley, CA, United States

Godwin Mshimba

Mombasa, Kenya

richmcl

United States

Wilson Wainaina

Naivasha Town, Kenya

Maureen Imbogo

Nairobi, Kenya

M

Markus

Hamburg, Germany

Dave Bogard

New York, United States

Mary Kinuthia

Whitehouse, Kenya

PC

Patrick Clavette

Hartford, Wisconsin, United States

I

Ian

United Kingdom

Ruth James

Nairobi, Kenya

Ernest Nnuro

Hwidiem Brong - Ahafo Region, Ghana

James Chege

Irigu-ini, Kenya

Charity Wanjiru

Nairobi, Kenya

Benard Onyango

Ongata Rongai, Kenya

Isaac Gyapong

Tanoboase, Ghana

D

Dalton

San Francisco, United States

M

Margaret

United States

Victor Kosgey

Ruiru, Kenya

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

Livingstone Kisia

Nairobi , Kenya

Nicholas Mungai

Nairobi, Kenya

Charles Karanja

Rwathia, Kenya

Jackson Ndungu

Limuru, Kenya

Phylis Mugasia

Nakuru Town .soimet Village , Kenya

Sandra Mandagi

Manado, Indonesia

Juma Nassoro

Mombasa, Kenya

John Kariuki

Naivasha, Kenya

Dennis Mugambi

Meru , Kenya

Richard Momanyi

Mombasa, Kenya

Ahmad Anadif

Tulungagung, Indonesia

Widuri Bharidawati Jaya P

Jakarta Barat, Indonesia

James Barasa

Nakuru, Kenya

John

United States

Febria Dhani Wijaya

Surabaya, Indonesia

Kipyegon Ngetich

Nairobi, Kenya

Gideon Langat

Kericho, Kenya

Bwana Kibegwa

Awendo, Kenya

Dewi Purwanti

Wonogiri, Indonesia

Dao Nguyen

austin, United States

Dewanto Koewinandaru

Malang, Indonesia

Arif Firmansyah

Kabupaten Bandung, Indonesia

Francis Sabbih

Takoradi , Ghana

David Kimeu

Nairobi, Kenya

Brian Wamocho

Kitale, Kenya

Rose Chemiat

Kitengela, Kenya

Fanuel Odiuor

Migori, Kenya

Paul Nyongesa

Eldoret, Kenya

Catherine Nderitu

Nairobi, Kenya

Vincent Odongo

Mombasa, Kenya

Ben Korir

Nairobi , Kenya

Anyal Obiero

Kisumu, Kenya

Erick Omaha

Nairobi , Kenya

Gbenga Adekola

Lagos, Nigeria

Victor Ogundiran

Ibadan, Nigeria

Brian Mokua

Nairobi, Kenya

Benson Mawira

Thika, Kenya

Samuel Bonsu

Kodee, Ghana

Victor Nwankwo

Aba , Nigeria

Black and White Zebra

Vancouver, Canada

Babbitt Family Foundation

Sioux Falls, SD, United States

Solomon Odiero

Nairobi, Kenya

Brian Herrmann

Chicago, United States

Joseph Jumoke

Ilaro, Nigeria

Linda Sackey

Accra, Ghana

Esther Marfowaa

Kumasi, Ghana

Mavis Amanua Ankrah

Greater Accra, Ghana

Leonard Hassan

Kasoa, Ghana

Linda Mukami

Nairobi, Kenya

Emily Ngolo

Nairobi, Kenya

Rita Aduamoah

Agona Swedru, Ghana

Bryan Ouma

Nairobi, Kenya

LO

Leonard Ogor

Abuja, Nigeria

Osman Ziblim Adam

Nakpali, Ghana

AC

Austin Charles

Abuja Nigeria, Nigeria

PM

Purity Maina

Nairobi, Kenya

DL

Dona Langdon

Gahanna, United States

Mary Lusambo

Lusaka, Zambia

Aliyuddin

Cirebon, Indonesia

Adhitya Putra Brillian

Kediri, Indonesia

Riziki Shikari

Malindi, Kenya

M

Mabel

Whittier, United States

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